In the 2022/23 winter timetable, the network carriers operating from Nuremberg have expanded their offerings. Airport boss Michael Hupe speaks of a "significant improvement" and also sees the trend for the airlines to use larger aircraft.
Lufthansa connects Nuremberg with Frankfurt am Main up to five times a day. Airbus A319 and A320 are now mainly used instead of Cityline's CRJs. Austrian Airlines supplements the offer of the Lufthansa Group with up to two off-peak connections to Vienna on working days. Swiss has already announced that it will resume regular air traffic to the Zurich hub at the start of the 2023 summer flight schedule, ie from the end of March 2023.
Air France and KLM are feeders to the two hubs with two to three daily connections to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam. KLM is increasingly using the larger and more efficient Embraer 195 E2 with 132 seats. Turkish Airlines connects Nuremberg to the Istanbul hub twice a day.
A British Airways connection to London Heathrow was only established in the spring of 2022. The offer will be expanded during the Christmas season and early February 2023. Two daily flights to Heathrow can already be booked for the end of January.
“Residents near the airport and the environment will also benefit from the new traffic structure: the trend towards larger and at the same time better utilized aircraft will result in fewer aircraft movements with the same number of seats available. Aircraft such as the E2 series from KLM, the A320neo from Lufthansa or the A220 from Swiss, which is to be used on the Zurich route from next March, are the most modern machines available and are significantly quieter than the respective predecessor models. The airport promotes the use of these aircraft through price reductions," says airport manager Michael Hupe.